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Poster: Harry Wilson Date: Mar 18, 2014 11:53am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: unable to play audio files


Just for the record, I don't think it's an XP problem; I think it's an Internet Explorer 8 problem. (IE8 is the most up-to-date version of Internet Explorer that will work on XP.)

Since XP users can't upgrade to a newer Internet Explorer, maybe you could suggest to folks having problems to try a different browser, like Firefox, or whatever your favourite is.

After two weeks of not being able to download, watch, or hear anything, today I broke down and installed Mozilla Firefox 28.0 on my XP machine. In Firefox, everything works just as it's supposed to.

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I gave a lot of detail on the issues that I was having, in reply to the movies forum post 'https gives certificate invalid error'. Here are two more things that I've seen since then, in case the info is of any use:

1 - Using IE8, if I go to archive.org through a proxy server, I can download everything normally. However, I can't see any players, neither audio nor video; instead I see a message that I need to have java installed to make the players work. (In reality, my java is installed and up-to-date.)

2 - I have a little fake website that only exists on my computer, in which I have embedded both audio and video from archive.org. Using XP and IE8, on my fake website, I can watch and listen to these files as normal, even though the same files can't be played by IE8 on the Archive page.

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I guess Internet Explorer 8 is just getting old. I know how it feels; I can't do all the things that I used to either.

Once again, and certainly not for the last time, I say thank you, Mr. Kaplan.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Mar 18, 2014 12:13pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: unable to play audio files

thanks for the feedback

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